Veterans who are injured in the line of duty deserve quality health care provided within the familiar setting of home. The clinicians employed by Independence Plus can see to your loved one’s medical needs relating to these and other chronic conditions:
Following surgery or an injury, a patient may need home health visits to keep the wound clean and healing properly. Our clinicians offer in-home wound cleaning, dressing, and evaluation, as well as negative-pressure wound therapy.
Traumatic Brain Injury
Many veterans return home with neurological damage from concussions or other head trauma. Such injuries require varying levels of care, depending on the patient’s current condition and long-term prognosis. Mild cases can benefit from the assistance of a home health aide, who can help with everyday tasks, as well as from physical, occupational, and speech-language therapy. In severe cases, a patient may be left in a persistent vegetative state or minimally-conscious state, which may require the care of a skilled private duty nurse to monitor catheterization sites, enteral nutrition, and the prevention of pressure ulcers.
After an amputation, a patient must not only deal with caring for the wound, but must also relearn how to move and perform daily activities. A clinician can clean and protect the surgical site, while physical and occupational therapists can visit the home to help the patient transition as smoothly as possible to life with a prosthetic limb.
Damage to muscles, tendons, joints, or bones can be painful and debilitating, which is why many patients with musculoskeletal injury appreciate the assistance of a home health aide in personal grooming and household tasks. For severe conditions, such as spinal cord injury, a skilled private duty nurse can perform the necessary medical components of day-to-day care.
Call Independence Plus at (708) 366-4500 to learn more about our homecare services and to find out how we can help improve your loved one’s quality of life.